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422. LAPLAND BUNTING
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423. SNOW BUNTING
Bras yr Eira Stout (Bird) of the Snow.
Aderyn yr Eira Snow Bird.
424. HOUSE-SPARROW
Aderyn y To Roof Bird.
Llwyd y To Brown (Bird) of the Roof.
Golfan: Sparrow.
Tresiad Town Bird.
Trefiad Town Bird.
425. TREE-SPARROW
Llwyd y Mynydd Brown (Bird) of the
Mountain.
Golfan y Mynydd: Mountain Sparrow.
Golfan y Coed: Tree Sparrow.
FIELD NOTES
[Botanical notes should be sent to P. M. Benoit, Pencarreg, Barmouth,
Mer. Entomological Notes to P. M. Miles, Rhydychen, Abermagwr, Aber-
ystwyth. Ornithological Notes to W. M. Condry, Felin-y-Cwm, Eglwysfach,
Machynlleth. Mammal and other notes to D. G. Sansbury, Is-y-coed, Talybont,
Cards.]
BOTANICAL
The following notes on the St. David's peninsula of Pembroke-
shire are contributed by Mrs. M. BARNES.
The St. David's peninsula with its maritime climate, situated
almost in the centre of the Pembrokeshire National Park, is an ideal
spot for the plant hunter, as the choice of habitats, such as moorland,
stream, coastline and rock outcrop appeal to the specialist or tyro.
The lichen and moss covered walls in the city present a mosaic
appearance, and embedded in the masonry is the dainty fern,
Maidenhair Spleenwort (Asplenium trichomanes), Polypody (Polypod-
ium vulgare), English stonecrop (Sedum anglicum), Pennywort (Umbili-
cus rupestris), and Vervain (Verbena officinalis) with its pale lilac
spikes of bloom.
Wandering away from the City, upstream, alongside the Alan,
a conglomeration of plants struggling for ascendancy meets the eye.
Great Water Dock (Rumex hydrolapathum) is conspicuous amongst
Yellow Flag (Iris pseudacorus), Purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)
and Meadow Sweet (Filipendula ulmaria).
The hedges in this district are covered from early Spring by a
profusion of colour, from the deep blue of Sheep's Bit (Jasione
montana), Thyme (Thymus serpyllum agg.), Hairy Tare (Vicia hirsuta),
Red campion (Melandrium dioicum), Agrimony (Agrimonia eupatonia),
to the heliotrope pincushions of Field Scabions (knautia arvensis).
Predominant on the hedge tops are Burnet Rose (Rosa spinosissima),
and Honeysuckle (Lonicera perciclymenum), an exceptional display of
the latter can be seen on the cliff-sides at Porth Glais.
On the sand dunes towards Whitesands Bay, cowslips (Primula
veris), linger to welcome the Spring Squills (Scilla verna), Bluebells
(Eudymion non-scripta), and Thrift (Armeria maritima). But we must
journey to the coastline around St. Non's Bay to appreciate the
beauty of banks of Thrift against a back-cloth of blue sky and sea.
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